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Maintain a healthy lifestyle to live well longer
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COLUMBIA, Mo. –Frigid weather across the Midwest puts the elderly at special risk, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist. “Elderly in poorly heated homes or those of low income may unknowingly keep temperatures in a dangerous ...
Sheena Rice, MU News BureauCOLUMBIA, Mo. – “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Older viewers will remember the commercial that’s often cited as an example of frailty, but falls are no laughing matter, especially for older adults.University ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in adults age 65 and older. Falls can increase the risk of elderly death and cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head ...
Mizzou plans to expand its fall prevention programs — Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis Prevention — to help thousands of older adults decrease their fear of falling, build muscle and increase bone density.
Helps older adults reduce their fear of falling.
A Matter of Balance